This is my 400th post! Have I seriously tried that many new recipes?! Thanks for checking out my little corner of the world wide web. It's been a fun hobby for me and I like that there are a few others who seem to enjoy the blog too . . .
Since I was ordering lamb from our butcher for Greek Nachos, I decided to go ahead and get more for these Greek Burgers since so many of the other ingredients are also the same. I honestly can't remember the last time I made burgers, but have already planned on when we'll be having these again! The sauce combined with the flavors in the meat was delicious. I also sauteed some mushrooms and onions to go on top. Yummy!
For the sauce: (We ended up with a ton of sauce. Way more than we needed. So unless you plan on making double the amount of burgers, I'd halve the sauce recipe)
2 jarred roasted red peppers
1/3 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1/2 lemon
For the burgers:
2 pounds ground lamb (I only used about 1 1/2 pounds and still had enough for four good-sized patties)
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika (didn't use this)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pinches ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper
Using a food processor, puree the roasted peppers, cucumber, feta, yogurt, garlic and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large bowl, combine the lamb, onion, chili powder, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Form into four 4-inch patties. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, for 8 minutes for medium.
Slather the sauce on the buns. Garnish patties with cucumber, tomato, red onion, mushrooms, lettuce, red pepper . . . whatever sounds good to you!